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Mary Sue Bolden Scott, 89, died Saturday afternoon, March 10, 2012, at WFU Baptist Medical Center.

She was born April 21, 1922 in Stokes County to David and Bessie Ashby Bolden. Her legacy will be forever lovingly remembered as she truly embodied the spirit of the virtuous women described in Proverbs 31:10-31. She enjoyed hard work: cooking for her family (and even delivering those meals to the tobacco fields), picking berries (where a requirement was that every bucket was full before leaving), firing the wood stove, cracking black walnuts and doing anything to help her children. Materialism and the things of this world mattered little to her as she was content with what she had and enjoyed life that way. She often said that if she could live in a little cabin the woods, and grow a garden, she would be happy. She retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company with 31 years of service in February 2000 at 77 years old. Mrs. Scott was of the Baptist faith.

A 2 p.m. funeral service was held Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Burroughs Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Craig and the Rev. Billy Nelson officiating. Burial followed at Rierson Cemetery on Scott Farm Road in Walnut Cove.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jesse “Jess” Willard Scott; half sister, Helen Saunders; and half brothers, Melvin and Mallard Bolden.

She is survived by five children, Wayne Scott and wife Carol Jean, Jesse “Fuzzy” Scott Jr. and wife Charlotte, Dawn Scott Bowen and husband John, Norman Scott and wife Donna, and Sally Scott Armstrong and husband Randy; 12 grandchildren, Cora Flinchum and husband Terry, Dr. Rosemary Sifford and husband Stephen, Janet Vance and husband Victor, Joanna Wilson and husband Eric, Hannah Shipton and husband Eric, Norman Thomas Scott II and wife Wendi, Lucy Scott Love and husband Travis, Caroline Beam and husband Maxton, Wesley Bowen, Austin Armstrong and wife Jessica, Jessica “Jesse” Scott, and Mary Scott; 16 great grandchildren, Rollins Vance, Damon Flinchum, Madison Sifford, Paden Flinchum, Salem Sifford, Wyatt Flinchum, Rynn Flinchum, Sara Beth Scott, Tatum Love, Norman Thomas “Trey” Scott III, Kate Vance, Olivia Vance, Caleb Shipton, Annabelle Shipton, Paige Love and Sedona Sifford; four step granddaughters, Lisa Sells, Marsha Sizemore, Erica Marshall and Nicole Clark; eight step great grandchildren, Ethan Shipton, Charlie Mendenhall, Richard Mendenhall, Lorin Sizemore, Evan Sizemore, Hannah Marshall, Megan Sells and Leah Sells; sister, Geneva Fulp; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Larry Bolden and wife Nancy who visited on a weekly basis.

The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2012, at Burroughs Funeral Home and other times at her home.

The family warmly regards those who cared for her, including Sylvia Parsons, Linda Hester, Carol Forrester and her primary care physician, Dr. Samuel Newsome and staff. In addition, the staff at Pioneer Community Hospital in Danbury and WFU Baptist Medical Center ICU and Palliative Care Units for their care and compassion.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made in memory of Mary Sue Scott to Wake Forest Baptist Palliative Care Unit or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.burroughsfuneralhome.com. Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove served the Scott family.


Mrs. Becky Martin Worthington, 68, of Lawsonville, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday evening, March 11, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She was born in Stokes County, North Carolina on May 3, 1943 to the late Jess Worth Martin and Murphy Irene Joyce Martin. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Worthington was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, James Joseph Worthington, Jr.; a brother, Kenneth Martin; and a sister, Linda Davis. She was a medical technologist at Palo Verde Hospital in Blythe, California, for 24 years, Stokes Reynolds Hospital in Danbury, for five years, and at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County for five years. She was of the Lutheran faith, a very passionate seamstress and an avid quilter.

Mrs. Worthington is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James Joseph Worthington III and Yvette of Montclair, California; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer Jean Frew and George of Warsaw, Ohio, and Jessica Joyce Southard and Douglas of Lawsonville; five grandchildren, Amanda Worthington, Amber Worthington, Jacqueline Southard, Nathaniel Worthington and Jennifer Southard; four brothers, Benny Martin of Sandy Ridge, Bobby Martin of Lawsonville, David Martin of Lawsonville and Johnny Martin of Winston-Salem; and one sister, Janet Joyce of Walnut Cove.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Lonn Maly officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Family Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.


Mr. Robert (Bob) Gentry Carroll, Stokes County author and historian, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Fitzgerald Health Center at Arbor Acres at the age of 104. He was born on February 1, 1908 in Winston-Salem, to Gaston Abram and Ella Gentry Carroll. He lived in the King area until he moved to Arbor Acres in 2000. Mr. Carroll graduated from King High School in 1929 and attended Guilford College. He was a farmer, prepared income taxes and retired in 1975 as Stokes County Tax Collector. He wrote a column for the Danbury Reporter, “Old, Odd and Other Stuff,” for 27 years. He loved Stokes County, its people and its history. His keen interest in local history and genealogy is clearly illustrated in his columns. He took great pleasure in helping others compile their family trees. Mr. Carroll contributed articles to the Stokes County Heritage Volume I and II. He wrote a history of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and also “100 years of King 1888-1988.” He wrote a documentary account of the Old Mt. Olive Graveyard and also the Ferguson Graveyard researching the people buried there and their families. He recently published two books compiled of articles from his column in the Danbury Reporter, “Stokes County Old, Odd and Other Stuff, Volume I and II.” He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in King for over 60 years. He sang in the choir for 50 years and taught the Men’s Sunday School class for 30 years. In addition to his parents Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Bennett Carroll; a brother, R.G. (Jack) Carroll; and a sister, Ruth Ahrens.

He is survived by one daughter, Cecilia (Mike) King of Pinnacle; four grandchildren, Chad (Amber) Browder of Lewisville, Klista Browder of Winston-Salem, Valerie (Lee) Wooten of East Bend and Dustin Overby of King; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Hunter and Trey Wooten, all of East Bend; one brother, O.G. (Pete) Carroll of Dobson; and sister-in-law, Janie Sizemore of King; and also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Carroll were conducted Saturday morning, March 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in King by the Rev. Carl Goodman and the Rev. Yates Wilkerson. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Rural Hall Friday evening March 9 from 7 until 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or to Arbor Acres, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.


Jessie Pearl Hutchens, 87, of Siloam, widow of the late Howard P. Hutchens, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. She was born on January 31, 1925 in Surry County, to the late John and Inie Vestal Sneed.


Mr. Donald Gray Leftwich, 67, of Mount Airy, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012. He was born on April 8, 1944 in Surry County, to the late Raleigh Oscar and Carrie McHone Leftwich.


Mr. Willie Reggie Richardson, 89, died Sunday night, March 11, 2012, at Universal Health Care in King.

He was born in Stokes County to Thomas and Martha Bullins Richardson. Mr. Richardson was retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company with over 25 years of service, and was a lifelong resident of Stokes County. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army.

An 11 a.m. graveside service was held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Hard Bank Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Vernon officiating.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rachel Elizabeth Lawson Richardson; one sister, Roverta Bullins; and a brother, Tommy Richardson.

He is survived by three children, Michael Richardson and wife Polly, Dale Richardson and wife Gale, both of King, and Deborah Aldridge of Tobaccoville; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

There will be no formal visitation but friends were invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from noon until 5 p.m.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Stokes County, P.O. Box 863, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Online condolences may be offered at www.burroughsfuneralhome.com. Burroughs Funeral Home in Walnut Cove served the Richardson family.

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